Kelseanne Breder


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Kelseanne Breder


Clinical Assistant Professor

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Kelseanne Breder's additional information

Kelseanne Breder is a board certified geriatric nurse and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Kelseanne's career has focused on psychiatric and mental health support for older adult health disparities populations, including LGBTQ, persons who are currently or formerly undomiciled, and persons with a history of substance use disorders. 

As a PhD-educated researcher, Kelseanne is interested in understanding the ways in which medical informatics can be harnessed to improve social connectivity and mental health among geriatric adults experiencing social isolation. As a psychiatric clinician, Kelseanne serves geriatric patients experiencing chronic street homelessness, sheltering in safe havens, and residing in permanent supportive housing sites. Kelseanne has led community-based harm reduction interventions, including community training in Narcan administration and Fentanyl strip testing. 

As an educator, Kelseanne pursues alternative teaching methods to improve empathy and learning among health professional students. Kelseanne was a founding member of Humans In Harmony, a non-profit initiative that uses music to improve empathy between patients and health professionals students. Kelseanne is the recipient of NYU's 2022 Teaching Advancement Grant to revitalize nursing education using hip hop pedagogy.  

PhD, Columbia University
MSN, Columbia University
BS, Columbia University
BS, BA University of Florida

Community/population health
Mental health

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
American Medical Informatics Association
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Psychological Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Zeta Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society, (Alpha Zeta Chapter)

Faculty Honors Awards

Sigma Theta Tau research grant recipient (2020)
National Institute of Health T32 Predoctoral Trainee, Reducing Health Disparities through Informatics (2020)
Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference, Invited speaker/presenter (2020)


Social Networks of LGBT Older Adults: An Integrative Review

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Ten-year retrospective study on the efficacy of a manual physical therapy to treat female infertility

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